Ask an Atheist with Sam Mulvey

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Sam, Luke, and Josh pay homage to the late Art Bell, muse about the importance of critical thinking when it comes to arcade game huxter-villains, chuckle at Christian cinema flops, respond to listener feedback, and praise NJ lawmakers for strong vax laws.

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This episode begins with Sam discussing recent allegations of sexual assault by David Silverman, former president of American Atheists.

Insta-Corrections

Art Bell’s US callsign was indeed W6OBB. He also held a license in the Phillipines, 4F1AB. Additionally, the comet that hit Jupiter was not the same comet that signaled the Higher Source cult to kill itself.

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As a skeptic and ham radio afficionado, I hope [Sam] might be able to help me with this – Assume you have an old type transmitter, late 1930s technology, transmitting at 50 watts at 3105 khz during the day and over water. The transmitter is about 1000 high, could a voice signal be picked up as signal strength 5 / good at 400 miles? Yes, there is a skeptical angle to this.
Richard from Virginia

The symbol of christianity [is] a man/god dead [on] a cross. To me they choose this symbol to make you feel guilty all the time. Is there any other religion besides christianity that exploits guilt like that? -Camilo from Quebec

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Sam, I think you would like the soap & other products at geeky clean.com. My son has their D&D soap in his bathroom, and he really likes it.